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Outback Steakhouse

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5690 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2317
+1 805-964-0599
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 21:30
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102 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped by here after not eating at an Outback for many years. We used to like Outback. Maybe just this one has gone downhill, or they all have. Bleu cheese salad: brown, wilted iceberg lettuce that tasted old, with an unappetizing "meatball" of bleu cheese sitting in the middle. Filet mignon: unrecognizable. Just a rock hard slab of competely flavorless... More 

Thank flipper314
Santa Barbara, California
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it was a late evening after a movie. We ordered an Appetizer platter that was delightful. Aussie Fries with melted cheeses and bacon (lots of fat!), deep-fried Mac and Cheese bites and of course half of a Bloomin' Onion. Healthy? - no, but sure was good. came with dipping sauces as well. That and a glass of wine and their... More 

Thank kmckee3730
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The Outback in Goleta just went from bad to worse. The sirloin steak I ordered tasted sour and putrid. My wife confirmed that it was rancid! I sent it back of course, and they brought me a new steak that was better, albeit a bit dry. Accidents can happen, but is there any good excuse for a restaurant to serve... More 

Thank Yellowsubmawing
OutbackGuestServices, Manager at Outback Steakhouse, responded to this review

This is no good. We'd like to review this further if you could please take a moment to send me an email at news@outback.com with the subject "TripAdvisor - Santa Barbara". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Madeline Outback Steakhouse More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Nice and relaxed atmosphere with good service. The food was very good I would have preferred my steam a little rarer but I'll eat it raw.

Thank welshbloke2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

A great steak, cold cocktail & good service. Kinda pricey but always great steaks. Clean & quick are the waiters. You get a small load of warm bread & butter when u r first seated & drink order taken....yum

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Santa Barbara, California
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This restaurant is close to home - food is good - their Wedge salad is the best ever - at least in my opinion - they add a drizzle of balsamic dressing over the usual Blue Cheese and all the fixings of a Wedge. Steaks and Lamb chops are well prepared, grilled shrimp excellent, and really fun desserts Service -... More 

Thank kmckee3730
Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We used to go to Outback frequently but noticed the food quality has declined. The lobster and shrimp were good but our steaks were terrible. They were tough and flavorless.

Thank Suzanne B
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114 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We love Outback and it is a treat to travel and be able to dine at an Outback. However, this location (at least on this day) didn't impress. The steak was tough and the food fairly tasteless. Service was excellent. Disappointing for a meal we had hoped would be excellent.

Thank HistoryNutCalifornia
Sydney, Australia
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133 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

The slightly gloomy ambience belies the perky staff attitude. Food came quickly and was plentiful and tasty. The sides of salad and vegetables, were fresh. The wine by the glass was on the generous side.

Thank Elizabeth E
Stuart, FL
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

We stopped for a bloomin' onion to take back to our room. Delicious as always! We ordered by phone and swung through to pick it up! We all plowed in!

Thank photogirl1985

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5690 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2317
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-964-0599

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?